First of all, let me just say that this post will be 10X better if you listen to Andy Williams’ It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year as you read it.
Now that you have that all situated, let me just say a merry awards season to each and every one of you! I am so excited to be reporting on this years nominated films for The Collective once again, and I do not take that responsibility lightly. I already have a spreadsheet of all the nominated films (color coded by what I’ve already watched, what’s on DVD, and what’s on Netflix) and a Spotify playlist of the nomination film scores. Feel free to click on these links and follow along this awards season with me. One of us, one of us…
So, today we are talking about the Golden Globes. The nominees were announced December 12th, in anticipation for the awards ceremony on January 8th, 2017. The ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, even though we all know we want Amy and Tina back for the rest of Golden Globe eternity. La La Land charged ahead with 7 total nominations, with Moonlight following close behind with 6 total nominations. But let’s take a closer look at this year’s nominees and my predictions, as well as a little sass over the snubs.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
- Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
- Joel Edgerton – Loving
- Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
- Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
- Denzel Washington – Fences
I can’t make much of a prediction because out of all the films on this list, I’ve only seen Hacksaw Ridge. Andrew Garfield was good, but I my spidey senses are saying Casey Affleck will take this one home.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
- Amy Adams – Arrival
- Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloane
- Ruth Negga – Loving
- Natalie Portman – Jackie
- Isabelle Huppert – Elle
I’m shocked and appalled that Jackie did not receive more nominations considering all the Oscar buzz it received, and I strongly believe Natalie Portman will win this one. I personally will be rooting for for Jessica Chastain in Miss Sloane, and being salty that Tariji P. Henson received no nomination for Hidden Figures.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy
- Colin Farrell – The Lobster
- Ryan Gosling – La La Land
- Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
- Jonah Hill – War Dogs
- Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool
It’s the battle of the Ryans on this one. Who will prevail? Reynolds? Or Gosling? I really can’t tell, but I’ll be rooting for my celebrity crush: Jonah Hill. #sorrynotsorry
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy
- Annette Benning – 20th Century Women
- Lily Collins – Rules Don’t Apply
- Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen
- Emma Stone – La La Land
- Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
Meryl Streep is already being given the Cecil B. DeMille award at this year’s Golden Globes, so can we please give this category to Emma Stone?
Best Motion Picture – Drama
- Hacksaw Ridge
- Hell or High Water
- Manchester by the Sea
Hacksaw Ridge was amazing, but I’m afraid it won’t stand a chance against Moonlight or Manchester by the Sea. But hey, last year The Martian won for Best Comedy, so I trust nothing at this point.
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
- 20th Century Women
- Florence Foster Jenkins
- La La Land
- Sing Street
I’m willing to bet all of you a Tim Hortons’ (yes, my Canadian is showing) that La La Land will win this award. I’m not screwing around, if by some weird universe movie apocalypse THEY DON’T WIN, I will ship you a donut. I’m that sure. But special shoutout to Sing Street, the littlest film that could.
That’s all, folks. I can’t wait to begin my awards season movie-watching rampage for 2017, and if you want to take part, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter (@katiealayagreen). I’ll be posting all about my film-related adventures there, as well as writing full reviews right here on The Collective. Till next time, lovelies.
About the Author: Katie is a makeup artist/blogger from the Great White North (AKA, good ol’ Canada). She spends her time creating YouTube videos, writing about anything that crosses her mind, and living vicariously through episodes How I Met Your Mother. You can check out her videos here. Or follow Katie on Twitter and at her Blog.